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How the Volkswagen Bus still hauls in business
To be a successful entrepreneur, hard work is a given. When it comes to owning a small business, passion is also required – especially, if you’ve chosen to run your business from a Volkswagen Bus. Across the country, VW brand enthusiasts and small business owners are taking original VW Microbuses and repurposing them a working Bus. Some started as Volkswagen enthusiasts and wanted to find a way to capitalize on their hobby of working on their buses. Others came to the idea through the inspiraread more
The Best Museums You’ve Never Heard Of
What do a one-man band, a former shoe factory, and a rocket-like 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit have in common? They’re all draws at these seven lesser-known, yet seriously brake-worthy, museums across the country. They all have a little something for everyone (young, old, and everyone in between).read more
How the I.D. Buzz evokes Volkswagen’s first electric bus
Volkswagen has a long heritage with electric propulsion. Ferdinand Porsche, the engineer who designed the Volkswagen Beetle, made a name for himself with his first electric car in 1900 (one later adopted to become the world’s first hybrid.) But it would be some 70 years before a production electric vehicle would carry the Volkswagen brand – and it’s likely not one you’ve ever heard of. The global oil crisis of the early 1970s set many automakers to work looking for alternatives to gasoline pread more
Going up country in the Golf Alltrack Country concept
The 2017 Volkswagen Enthusiast Fleet features specially-designed show vehicles customized for all different tastes and styles. One car that received the most attention was the Golf Alltrack Country Concept. Inspired by the third-generation Golf Country special edition, the Golf Alltrack Country Concept features a number of modifications to turn the Alltrack into the ultimate camping weekend getaway. The stock Golf Alltrack is already equipped with 4Motion® all-wheel drive and has more groread more
Throwback Thursday: 1946 Volkswagen Beetle Type 11
Volkswagen of America isn’t just a car builder; it is also a car collector. At present, the company has more than 30 rare, classic or otherwise unique VW products it preserves in Tennessee, Virginia, and elsewhere. For our first throwback Thursday, no other model could serve as a more apt kickoff than one from the beginning of the brand: a 1946 Volkswagen Beetle Type 11. When it was built, the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg was under management of the British Army; it had offered theread more